Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring just around the corner!!

It is March, and for the first time in ages, we can feel the warmth of the sun and walk outside without all those layers!! The bikers are out, in their leather gear and loud engines, the snow is melting and people are out in t-shirts. What a drastic change in just three days.

In the news for the last week has been the Canadian National Anthem, and should the Government change some of the wordings in it. During the Winter Olympics, Canada won 14 gold medals, which means that the anthem was played that many times. Later, people wrote in to newspapers saying that their young daughters wanted to know, why the anthem mentioned 'sons' and not 'daughters'. The offending line was “in all thy sons command”, and they wanted it changed to "in thou dost us command”. But after many debates, angry letters and loud opinions on television, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tabled the idea.

Other than, the housing market seems to be on a high here in Canada, with a 77% increase in home sales compared to last year at the same time. The average price of a home is also up by 19%.

Next week the schools close for Spring Break. Tons of activities going on around the city at that time, from ice skating classes to tennis lessons and soccer camps. Also, daylight savings time!!

More next week. Let me know if there is anything in specific you would like to know!


1 comment:

Beni said...

Housing market is going through this phase everywhere.